Welcome to Caltech Theater 2019-2020 Season!

Founded in the mid-1980s, Theater Arts at Caltech typically prepares and performs two or three plays each academic year. Over the last several years, Storytelling and Improvisation has taken a central focus our our mission to boost speaking/writing and presenational skills.

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Participate in Caltech Theater!                                                                                                                2019-2020 Season

Ray Bradbury 2020
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bradbury's birth, Caltech Theater will produce a series of his one-acts, stories and TV scripts.  Participate as a director, actor, writer and/or technician/designer for this main stage production.

Auditions/Technical Personnel Meeting
Saturday, October 12
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium

Storytelling for Scientists
Write stories, practice your delivery, and perform them in front of a live audience

Class Schedule
Wednesdays, October 2 - December 4
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Ramo Auditorium

Improvisation for Scientists
Think on your feet, and never be left flat footed, when it's your turn to speak

Class Schedule
Wednesdays, October 2 - December 4
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium

Public Presentation of Storytelling/
Improvisation for Scientists

Friday, December 6
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ramo Auditorium

For more information, please contact Brian Brophy at

TACIT, as Theater Arts at Caltech is familiarly known, typically prepares and performs two or three plays each academic year. Recent productions include Avenue Q,  Alice Through The Wormhole, Dr. Keeling's Curve, Rent, and Gobble Up Stories.

Members of the Caltech community have the opportunity to learn all aspects of the theatrical craft—acting, stage crew, set construction, wardrobe, light and sound operation, properties, house management, and publicity—and to work with professionals in areas of theater design: set, light, sound, costume, and music. This is a hands-on approach, not classroom theory. It also provides an appreciation of the theatrical literature and exposure to the literature of many languages (in translation). 

TACIT was founded in the mid-1980's by a group of enthusiastic students and director Shirley Marneus. For many years Shirley provided strong artistic and practical leadership, and many of her students went on to careers in the arts, despite Caltech's focus on science and technology.After her retirement in 2007, Caltech appointed Brian Brophy as director of TACIT.

Theater Arts Caltech Boldly Go! at Ambassador Auditorium